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Workman @MIPIM2017

April 2017 in Blog

Arriving on the Tuesday, Workman’s MIPIM 2017 team of six hit the ground running with full diaries, meeting with clients, making new contacts and finding all the best places to be.

Gavin Halliday, Richard Hart, Edward Moore, Matthew Pateman, Clare Sawyer and David Soar formed Workman’s MIPIM 2017 team. Here’s a quick round up of the team’s activities and highlights.

Warm and welcoming
The atmosphere in MIPIM this year was generally positive and perhaps more relaxed. This was partly down to the weather, which was an improvement on the trench foot conditions of 2016, as well people perhaps having more time to meet and talk – is this a sign of the market or the Workman team gaining a bit of MIPIM traction?

Hosted by Workman
Guests from from Ellandi, Longmead, Hermes, Pramerica and AEW joined the team for an informal lunch on Wednesday at Auberge Provencale da Bouttau. A table was booked well in advance for this popular spot on the Avenue and while it was nice to take advantage of the aircon (and beautiful décor of course) it’s a shame not to have been able to enjoy the weather. Plans are already underway to correct this for 2018 and the venue has been booked well in advance, so we’ll be sitting comfortably whatever the weather.

Clare Sawyer, Senior Associate in Workman’s Property Management team, attended ‘The’ event of the week - the Shedmasters exclusive MIPIM 2017 networking event, hosted at the fabulous Villa de la Lézardière, high in the hills above Cannes.

We breakfasted with Mayfair-based law firm Forsters, London office-concierge providers LAH and BlackRock, making introductions and discussing the UK commercial property market.

Thursday – the last night – saw some of the team attending a dinner hosted by London law firm Nabarro, with whom our Building Consultancy team has worked alongside previously, providing pre-acquisition due diligence advice.

MIPIM is a whirlwind of a week – the team had a great time seeing clients and making new contacts and are looking forward to the 2018 event – by which time they should have all recovered well enough to do it all over again!